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23rd January 2008, 11:23 PM #1
BSF ICT Contracts Awarded
Being the geek I am, I've spent all evening trying to find out who's been awarded a BSF contract for a managed ICT contract.
These are the ones I've found so far:
Now this is where you can all help - do you work in one of these LAs? Have I got the contract winner correct? Do you work in a different LA that has awarded a contract?
Bristol City of Northgate Information Solutions
Greenwich VT Education and Skills
Lancashire Redstone Communications
Leicester Northgate Information Solutions
Lewisham VT Education and Skills
Manchester Ramesys Limited
Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle LA with Dell
South Tyneside Morse
Waltham Forest Ramesys Limited
Westminster Ramesys Limited
If you have any more info, send it to me in a PM - I'll update my list and keep the edugeek faithful up to date.
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24th January 2008, 07:22 AM #2
Can we wiki it
24th January 2008, 07:54 AM #3
Hmm.... Salford are keeping things behind closed doors.. cant find any information about the ICT side of it..
24th January 2008, 08:06 AM #4
I was think that myself last night in bed
Originally Posted by russdev
Any other info we want to include? I thought along the lines of:
Value of ICT contract
Start date of contract
Wave of BSF
Was ICT a separate tender?
Link to supplier / Link to news of award
I'll start a wiki tonight .....
24th January 2008, 08:24 AM #5
Well RM are gonna be rolling the money...
24th January 2008, 08:26 AM #6
I hope to God it's not RM or Ramesys that win it for Salford
24th January 2008, 08:30 AM #7
Hi Steve feel free to add it to edugeek wiki very useful..
24th January 2008, 09:00 AM #8
It has been noted by a few people (including their rivals) that RM are usually only winning where they already have a significant presence. I will ask P4S if they have an easier list to manage ...
Originally Posted by localzuk
24th January 2008, 09:20 AM #9
Is RM big enough to handle all those contracts, and the doubtless several more they are likely to win. I think RM can only manage all these by TUPing existing school staff aswell as working in partnership with the various LA IT depts
Originally Posted by steve
24th January 2008, 09:22 AM #10
24th January 2008, 09:33 AM #11
I may be wrong, but I though Northgate subcontracted to RM, so all Northgate schools will be CC3 as well?
24th January 2008, 09:38 AM #12
TUPE is part & parcel of the managed services process, it gets the staff off the school/LA payroll while leaving the employer with a 'clear' conscience. In all the discussions I have had with people involved in the BSF process this has been openly discussed as part of the plan. I believe even those LAs who have managed to jointly bid with private companies intend to transfer staff from the school to the managed service provider, even if that turns out to be a different part of the LA.
Originally Posted by torledo
24th January 2008, 10:54 AM #13
Northgate for Kent Phaze 1
24th January 2008, 10:56 AM #14
Northgate were bidding against RM here in Kent. RM themselves in their discussions said that if they won the system they put put in would NOT be either CC3 or ConnectFour but something else.
Originally Posted by CyberNerd
24th January 2008, 11:14 AM #15
Yes Rm winning does not mean they will install cc3/cc4 depends on lea.
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